Friday, November 28, 2014

New Supersonic Jet to Travel from New York to LA in 2.5 Hours

The N+2, designed by US global aerospace Lockheed Martin, is intended for commercial airlines, and aims to cut the travel time from New York to Los Angeles by half - from five hours to just 2.5.
The aircraft would accommodate 80 passengers and have a tri-jet configuration in which one engine is on top of the aircraft and the other two are under each wing to reduce sonic boom, reports The Telegraph.

Meanwhile, Airbus is teaming up with US-based Aerospace firm Aerion to create a supersonic jet that can fly from London to New York in three hours and from Los Angeles to Tokyo in six.
The Aerion AS2 private business jet will fly at 1,217mph, using proprietary supersonic laminar flow technology - almost as fast as Concorde, which flew at 1,350mph.

The cost of the AS2 is thought to be more than $100 million, according to The Telegraph and Aerion hopes test flights will begin by 2019.

1 comment:

  1. What a colossal waste of money given the current monopolistic structure of the air transportation business. A structure that does not facilitate the robust communication of consumer demand. The early days of air transport developed along the same lines as the auto. Numerous types of vehicles to meet individualized needs with many routes and many locations for boarding, fueling, and repairs. Government regulations stopped this with increasing layers of regulations benefitting special interest groups in the industry.